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  1. Football Program Story: Joe Kernan (’68)

    Sep 19, 2014, 8:40 AM EDT

    Kernan was a catcher on the Irish baseball teams in the mid-1960s.

    The following feature on Joe Kernan (’68, baseball) was written by Joanne Norell, and first appeared in the football program for the Notre Dame vs. Purdue game on Sept. 13, 2014. Former University of Notre Dame baseball player Joe Kernan, a 1968 graduate of the University, fondly remembers growing up in South Bend and the certain…

  2. Monogram Club Musings: Indy Shamrock Series Edition

    Sep 16, 2014, 8:20 AM EDT

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    In 2009, Notre Dame began a new tradition of taking a home football weekend on the road. From a Friday luncheon and pep rally to service projects, Mass, and academic discussions, the “Shamrock Series” combines everything that makes weekends in South Bend special. For a few days each season, the spirit and fellowship that bring alumni…

  3. A Monogram Club Twitter Recap: Notre Dame vs. Purdue

    Sep 15, 2014, 11:12 PM EDT


    After another Notre Dame “home” game, the Monogram Club Twitter Recap returns! This past weekend, the University took over Indianapolis, as the Fighting Irish met Purdue at Lucas Oil Stadium. With many events taking place throughout the weekend, a number of alumni Monogram winners made the trip to Indy. As is always the case when the…

  4. Recruit Like A Champion Today

    Sep 11, 2014, 5:29 PM EDT

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    Of all the Notre Dame athletics facilities around campus, perhaps no venue is as invaluable as the Joyce Center Fieldhouse. The JACC is home to the Notre Dame fencing program, and the volleyball team’s practice facility. It hosts Bengal Bouts, football luncheons, women’s basketball banquets and College GameDay campouts. It served as a place of…

  5. Lou’s Lads Foundation Reunion & Scholarship Dinner Photos

    Sep 11, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT


    As mentioned in the Monogram Musings, the Michigan weekend marked the fourth annual Lou’s Lads Foundation Reunion & Scholarship Dinner. Dozens of Coach Holtz’s former players and managers returned for the event, which was held in the Monogram Room at the Joyce Center. The Lou’s Lads Foundation is dedicated to preserving the and supporting the…

  6. Monogram Club Musings: Michigan Edition

    Sep 10, 2014, 10:50 PM EDT

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    Notre Dame. Michigan. Two college football heavyweights battling it out for the final (scheduled) time. The series dates back to 1887 and the first game in Notre Dame football history. Since that historic meeting 127 years ago, the Fighting Irish and Wolverines have produced some instant classics, with both sides earning their share of memorable victories.…

  7. Football Program Story: Monogram Career Network

    Sep 8, 2014, 8:54 AM EDT

    Football student-athletes had the opportunity to network with Monogram winners at the Club's football alumni dinner reception during the 2014 Blue-Gold weekend last April. Pictured are current Notre Dame student-athletes Romeo Okwara (left) and Jarrett Grace (right), along with Monogram Club board member Chinedum Ndukwe ('07, football) (Photo by Lighthouse Imaging).

    The following feature on the Monogram Career Network was written by Joanne Norell, and first appeared in the football program for the Notre Dame vs. Michigan game on Sept. 6, 2014. The Notre Dame Monogram Club long has served as an irreplaceable resource for current and former Monogram winners. It provides a network for those who…

  8. A Monogram Club Twitter Recap: Notre Dame vs. Michigan

    Sep 7, 2014, 6:07 PM EDT

    Photo by Jes Christian ('14, track & field)

    What a weekend. Year in and year out, Notre Dame’s meeting with Michigan is one of the most talked about match-ups of the college football season, and certainly one of those games that every Irish fan has circled on the calendar. Saturday marked the final scheduled game in the historic series, and many expected another…

  9. Monogram Club Musings: Rice Edition

    Sep 4, 2014, 6:24 PM EDT

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    For the second year in a row, Notre Dame kicked off the season against the Owls. In 2013, Temple came to town, and last Saturday, the Fighting Irish welcomed Rice to the new FieldTurf at Notre Dame Stadium. Led by Everett Golson, the offense came out firing, and the Irish cruised to a 48-17 victory.…

  10. Football Program Story: Executive Director Brant Ust

    Sep 1, 2014, 2:31 PM EDT

    Monogram Club Executive Director Brant Ust speaking at the Club's Fourth Quarter Farewell, prior to commencement in May (photo by Mike Bennett/Lighthouse Imaging).

    The following feature on Monogram Club Executive Director Brant Ust was written by Joanne Norell, and first appeared in the football program for the Notre Dame vs. Rice game on Aug. 30, 2014. For newly minted Notre Dame Monogram Club executive director Brant Ust, a return to the University of Notre Dame meant coming full…

  11. A Monogram Club Twitter Recap: Notre Dame vs. Rice

    Aug 31, 2014, 1:01 PM EDT


    It’s that time of year. The Fighting Irish returned to Notre Dame Stadium on Saturday, making an impressive debut in their Under Armour threads and on the beautiful new FieldTurf. While severe weather threatened the area for most of the afternoon, a stadium evacuation was avoided, and Notre Dame cruised to a 48-17 victory. Of…

  12. O’Reilly (’94, manager) Named NFL Senior VP of Events

    Aug 19, 2014, 9:09 AM EDT


    Just a couple weeks away from the beginning of the 2014 season, Peter O’Reilly (’94), a former Notre Dame football manager, was named the National Football League’s senior vice president of events. O’Reilly spent the past nine years as the league’s vice president of fan strategy and marketing. In his new role, he will be responsible…

  13. Catching Up With… Ruth Riley (’01)

    Aug 18, 2014, 1:40 PM EDT

    The Notre Dame Alumni Association welcomed Irish women’s basketball alumna Ruth Riley (’01) to its “Catching Up With…” series on Monday afternoon. One of the all-time greats to ever wear the blue & gold, Riley retired from basketball in June following a 13-year WNBA career, and just a couple of weeks ago, began classes in Notre Dame’s Executive…

  14. Enter To Win The Monogram Club’s 2014 Football Raffles

    Jul 29, 2014, 10:20 AM EDT

    QB Everett Golson throws a pass against Stanford in 2012 at Notre Dame Stadium.

    It’s 53 degrees in South Bend this morning, and we are just three days away from flipping the calendar to August. It’s safe to say that football season is just around the corner. Once again, there are a number of marquee games on the Fighting Irish schedule. Among these are Notre Dame’s meetings with Michigan…

  15. ND Alumni Squad Wins Inaugural “The Basketball Tournament”

    Jun 28, 2014, 9:27 PM EDT

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    A team of Notre Dame basketball Monogram winners took home a $500,000 prize on Saturday evening, winning the inaugural “The Basketball Tournament,” by defeating Team Barstool, 72-68, at Boston University’s Case Gymnasium. The “Notre Dame Fighting Alumni” breezed through the first four games of the tourney earlier this month, before a hard-fought upset of the…

  16. Monogram Club Board Member Promoted to Brigadier General in the United States Army

    Jun 17, 2014, 10:28 AM EDT

    The Monogram Club crew at Friday's promotion ceremony for Brig. Gen. Bryan Fenton ('87, manager) (center).

    After being nominated by President Barack Obama for appointment to the rank of brigadier general in the United States Army last summer, Monogram Club board member Bryan Fenton (’87, manager) was officially promoted to his new rank in a ceremony on Friday at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery.…

  17. FIDM’s Student-Athlete Commencement Feature

    May 20, 2014, 4:02 PM EDT

    Football Monogram winners Justin Utupo, Bennett Jackson, Louis Nix, Kona Schwenke, Kendall Moore and Lo Wood (photo by Matt Cashore).

    If you’re wondering what campus felt like at Sunday’s commencement ceremony, or longing for your own time spent under the Golden Dome, look no further than Fighting Irish Digital Media’s student-athlete commencement feature, posted on YouTube and earlier this afternoon. FIDM was on the scene throughout the weekend, including at the Monogram Club’s “Fourth Quarter…

  18. Chris Stevens (’74) Earns Pair of Notre Dame Teaching Awards

    May 19, 2014, 11:25 AM EDT

    Chris Stevens ('74, basketball) earned two University of Notre Dame teaching awards in 2013-14.

    The University of Notre Dame held its 169th Commencement Exercises on Sunday, and with that, the 2013-14 academic year is officially in the books. In addition to the 3,047 diplomas conferred during the weekend, a number of awards and honors were also announced. Among the numerous teaching awards, former Monogram Club board member Chris Stevens…

  19. Graduating Student-Athletes To Wear Distinctive Stoles at Commencement

    May 15, 2014, 3:36 PM EDT

    Track & Field seniors Logan Renwick and Jes Christian model the 2014 student-athlete graduation stoles.

    When the Class of 2014 enters Notre Dame Stadium for the university’s 169th commencement exercises on Sunday morning, there will be the traditional academic regalia–caps (some of them decorated), gowns, and tassels. The weather forecast suggests there will probably be a few sunglasses too. For the first time ever, the Monogram Club and athletics department are…

  20. Club Presents 2014 Postgraduate Scholarships

    May 5, 2014, 9:11 AM EDT


    At Wednesday’s O.S.C.A.R.S., the Monogram Club had the privilege of presenting its annual postgraduate scholarships to student-athletes intending to continue their studies after graduation. This year’s recipients were Kelly Curran and Ted Glasnow, both members of the Irish track & field program. To learn more about Kelly and Ted, click here to read the full article…

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Former @thefightingirish stars Bob Kuechenberg ('69) & Tom Zbikowski ('07) were inducted into Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame last night. #WeAreND HERE COME THE IRISH!